NGV Kids at Home: Art Club with Scotty So



Past program

Free

This program takes place virtually

Meet artists and designers online and explore the playful side of making art. Developed for primary-aged children, these 45-minute artist-led activities use everyday art supplies and are designed to stimulate creative thinking. Children are welcome to participate on their own or get the whole family to join in the fun.

Artist: Scotty So

Scotty So works across media, using painting, photography, site-responsive installation, video and drag performance to explore ideas around Chinese culture and identity. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Scotty graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia, 2019. Scotty’s work has been displayed in Hong Kong, Greater China and Australia, including the NGV Triennial 2020. Children are invited to explore historical Chinese fashion with Scotty and make their own wearable art pieces.

Online Event Instructions

This program will be delivered online via Webex Events. Select a session time below for a Webex event link and password which can be accessed 10 minutes before the program start time.

We look forward to hearing your questions or comments via the comments section.

This program includes an art-making demonstration which children may like to join. Materials required are listed under each session below. Alternatively you can watch, take inspiration and create later.

Information for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing

The NGV wishes to acknowledge the Spotlight Foundation for their support of the NGV Kids at Home Art Club online program.

Sat 26 Jun, 11–11.45am (AEST) (Past)

Due to technical issues this program will be re-scheduled.

In the Qing dynasty long fingernail protectors were worn as a sign of power and beauty. Discover this historical Chinese fashion accessory and create your own embellished fingernail protectors to add to your dress up collection. Materials required: aluminium foil, glue stick, ruler, scissors and a collection of items to decorate such as small flowers, glitter, coloured paper or markers.

Ten minutes before the scheduled start time please join here and provide the event password ArtClub#2606.

Sat 10 Jul, 11–11.45am (AEST) (Past)

Learn about Chinese fashion accessories made with precious stones, gold, silver and kingfisher feathers and make a royal inspired fashion accessory for your next performance! Materials required: blue and gold paper or a collection of coloured paper, glue stick, thick ribbon, scissors, markers or fine point pens. Optional: hair ties or hairpins.

Ten minutes before the scheduled start time please join here and provide the event password ArtClub#1007.

Sat 17 Jul, 11–11.45am (AEST) (Past)

Discover how the history of the Chinese garment, Cheongsam/Qipao has inspired Scotty’s artwork and design a patterned paper collar, known as a Mandarin collar, to add to your outfit. Materials required: a long piece of string or measuring tape, A3 coloured paper, a collection of coloured papers such as wrapping paper, sticky tape, glue, scissors and markers or paints for decorating. 

Ten minutes before the scheduled start time please join here and provide the event password ArtClub#1707.

Sat 31 Jul, 11–11.45am (AEST) (Past)

In the Qing dynasty long fingernail protectors were worn as a sign of power and beauty. Discover this historical Chinese fashion accessory and create your own embellished fingernail protectors to add to your dress up collection. Materials required: aluminium foil, glue stick, ruler, scissors and a collection of items to decorate such as small flowers, glitter, coloured paper or markers.

Ten minutes before the scheduled start time please join here and provide the event password ArtClub#3107

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